The Seasons Residences: A marriage of Filipino hospitality and Japanese expertise

The Seasons Residences, a project of Federal Land Inc., together with Nomura Real Estate Development and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., launches its third residential tower, the Aki Tower, which takes inspiration from Japan’s evocative autumn season.

Autumn season in Japan is all about crimson leaves and vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. At The Seasons Residences, discerning homeowners can expect meticulously designed amenities and living spaces to channel one’s creativity. The launch of Aki Tower follows the first two towers of the development, Haru and Natsu.

In a recent virtual press briefing, officials showcased the Aki Tower and the whole development.

There was also a tea ceremony to cap the event, showcasing Japanese hospitality and an age-old tradition, an indication perhaps of the Japanese culture and way of life one can experience at The Seasons Residences.

Set to rise in Federal Land’s master-planned community at Grand Central Park in Bonifacio Global City, The Seasons Residences is a mixed-use development featuring upscale residences, curated amenities, and the first MITSUKOSHI mall in the Philippines. It marries Filipino hospitality and a sense of community with the Japanese tradition of excellence and innovation.

The first MITSUKOSHI department store in the country will be located at the podium of The Seasons Residences.

Real estate solutions from Japan

The joint venture tapped renowned Japanese firms to pave the way for the authentic design found in all towers: Nikken Sekkei Group for the overall conceptual design; Nomura Co. Ltd for the interior design of the mall; Torafu Architects for the façade concept; and Asao Tokolo for the façade pattern.

The Seasons Residences features impeccable Japanese innovations meant to elevate the standards of comfort, convenience, and functionality for its residents. Innovative Japanese technology is optimized to ensure safety and security at The Seasons Residences. All four towers are equipped with Viscoelastic Coupling Dampers, a breakthrough in earthquake vibration control technology that can withstand earthquakes and high winds, which are common to the Philippines and Japan.

The four-story mall will feature a well-curated selection of shops, a supermarket, and a food hall, among others.

Each unit is equipped with a unique Japanese storage system, like kitchen floor storage, shoe cabinets, and bedroom closets. The kitchens are fitted with a space-saving kitchen sink with draining and cutting boards to maximize counter space, a range hood with Japanese oil filter technology, as well as air-washing tiles that minimize excessive humidity and foul odors in the air. As leakage protection, the units are equipped with a sunken slab or a below-floor drainage system for easier pipe maintenance. The development also has eco-friendly solutions like water-efficient Japanese-branded shower toilets in all units and motion sensor lighting in common areas.

Four seasons

The amenity floor, meanwhile, is inspired by the seasons of Japan, with the arrangement of the elements patterned after spring (Haru), summer (Natsu), autumn (Aki), and winter (Fuyu).

The amenity floor is influenced by the seasons of Japan, with the arrangement of the elements inspired by spring (Haru), summer (Natsu), autumn (Aki), and winter (Fuyu).

A modern gym and landscaped gardens evoke the fresh beginnings of spring, while the swimming pool and karaoke room bring to mind the fun of summer. Autumn inspires creativity, so a music room, reading lounge, and a business center are provided to accommodate that. Lastly, The Seasons Residences offers a spa and wellness room reminiscent of Japanese winters.

The country’s first Mitsukoshi

At the podium of The Season’s Residences is the country’s first – MITSUKOSHI, a four-storey mall named after Japan’s oldest department store.

This premium commercial space showcases Japanese design elements in a casual but elegant setting. At the basement level will be MITSUKOSHI’s signature depachika, a haven of top-shelf Japanese food and related products. Another floor will house a modern beauty store that offers natural and organic cosmetic brands. The mall aims to offer a wide range of new lifestyle experiences through well curated tenants, Japanese style interior design, and mall operations.

The development also presents a unique amenity offering: The Guest House. The design is inspired by traditional Japanese architecture and will be made available for lease to relatives and friends of residents.

Elevated lifestyle in the city’s most prestigious address

The Seasons Residences rises next to Grand Hyatt Manila within Grand Central Park, a master-planned community developed by Federal Land in Bonifacio Global City.

Strategically located in Bonifacio Global City along 8th Avenue, The Seasons Residences is close to St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippine Stock Exchange, embassies, corporate offices, international schools, parks, and places of worship. Convenient mobility options are accessible to all residents via major infrastructure developments such as the BGC-Ortigas Road Link, Metro Manila Subway System, BGC-NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System, and the Skytrain monorail link from BGC to Guadalupe, Makati City.

For sure, one can experience the Japanese way of life at The Seasons Residences, located in the thriving Bonifacio Global City.